Cooking Basics

(56 activities)
Reset Filters
  • Book Now

    Handmade Pasta Workshop

    Amore yourself some Italian cuisine? Then this is one culinary workshop you won’t want to “pasta” on! You’ll work under the guidance of an experienced chef as you master a number of delicious pasta dishes sure to become hits in your home kitchen. As part of your instruction, you’ll even learn to make each featured pasta by hand! Each class also takes place in a creative kitchen environment designed to both, inspire the mind, and offer a relaxed, social experience where you can meet fellow foodies. On the menu: Classic Beef Ragu with Fettuccine; Squash Carbonara with Pancetta and Sage; Lasagna with Class Made Ginger Chicken Sausage; and Chopped Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette. Mamma Mia! Now we’re hungry.
    Handmade Pasta Workshop

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Master several pasta dishes and other recipes during a creative culinary workshop
    • Pick up both, preparation and presentation techniques for your next dinner party
    • Enjoy a delicious meal of gourmet Italian dishes that you helped prepare
    • Meet fellow foodies in a fun social kitchen setting
    BOOK NOW ← Back
  • Book Now

    Mediterranean Cuisine

    The Mediterranean diet is considered one of the healthiest on the planet. It’s no wonder so many people are learning the art of Mediterranean cuisine. Its top ingredients include seafood, vegetables, whole grains, herbs, and plenty of olive oil. In this class you will be focusing on the cuisines of Southern France, Eastern Spain, Italy, and Greece, whose coasts surround the Mediterranean. All parts of your meal will feature delicious seasonal produce you will use to practice proper technique in this hands-on, learning experience. You will leave able to prepare an appetizer, main dish, and dessert in a way that is healthy and compatible with your everyday busy life.
    Mediterranean Cuisine

    150 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia

    • Learn about the traditions and common ingredients found in mediterranean cuisine
    • Plan and cook a meal that includes an appetizer, main dish, and dessert
    • Practice new cooking techniques as you prepare a delicious meal
    • Eat your delicious creations or take them home to share
    BOOK NOW ← Back
  • Book Now

    Couples Romantic Cooking 2

    "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." ― Virginia Woolf We agree. During this couple's romantic cooking class, you’ll receive guided instruction in the kitchen and share a delicious meal with a group of couples -- prepared by YOU! Bring a luxurious bottle of wine to enjoy at the end of class to make this a truly romantic night out -- and a great alternative to the predictable dinner and a movie! Some of the dishes you’ll make include: Baked Salmon in Soy Sake Sauce, Creamy Gnocchi di Semolina Gratinati with Parmesan Cheese, Crunchy Slice Citrus Strip Loin Steak with Garlic and more! Lickin’ your chops yet?
    Couples Romantic Cooking 2

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Spend a romantic evening out during a couples cooking class
    • Make dishes such as baked salmon, gnocchi, strip loin steak and more!
    • Bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your food at the end of class
    • Celebrate a special occasion or anniversary in a memorable way
    BOOK NOW ← Back
  • Book Now

    Couples Date Night - Cooking Dinner 1

    "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." ― Virginia Woolf We agree. During this couple's romantic cooking class, you’ll receive guided instruction in the kitchen and share a delicious meal with a group of couples -- prepared by YOU! Bring a nice bottle of wine to enjoy at the end of class to make this a truly romantic night out -- and a great alternative to the predictable dinner and a movie! You’ll make tasty dishes like: Beef Tenderloin Filets with Red Wine and Mushroom Ragout, Grilled Polenta with Parmesan Cheese, Sautéed Chicken Breast Stuffed with Prosciutto, Spinach and Boursin Cheese, Pilaf-Style Long Grain Rice with Garlic and Thyme, and Fallen Chocolate Soufflé Cake with Homemade Whipped Cream! Lickin’ your chops yet?
    Couples Date Night - Cooking Dinner 1

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Spend a romantic evening out during a couples cooking class
    • Make dishes such as beef tenderloin filets, grilled polenta, long grain rice and more!
    • Bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your food at the end of class
    • Celebrate a special occasion or anniversary in a memorable way
    BOOK NOW ← Back
  • Book Now

    Couples Romantic Cooking 1

    "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." ― Virginia Woolf We agree. During this couple's romantic cooking class, you’ll receive guided instruction in the kitchen and share a delicious meal with a group of couples -- prepared by YOU! Bring a luxurious bottle of wine to enjoy at the end of class to make this a truly romantic night out -- and a great alternative to the predictable dinner and a movie! Some of the dishes you’ll make include: Rosemary and Oregano-Spiced Lamb Loin Chops, Herb-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Homemade Fettuccine Pasta, and more! Lickin’ your chops yet?
    Couples Romantic Cooking 1

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Spend a romantic evening out during a couples cooking class
    • Make dishes such as lamb chops, striped bass, homemade pasta, and more!
    • Bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your food at the end of class
    • Celebrate a special occasion or anniversary in a memorable way
    BOOK NOW ← Back
  • Book Now

    Couples Cooking Night

    You and your sweetheart are in desperate need of a change of pace. If you have to bring in another weekend at your favorite diner with cheap beers and $5 tater tots to share, you’re going to lose it. Well, it’s time to rekindle the fire with The Gourmandise School! During a fun 3-hour cooking class, you’ll have the opportunity to prepare a delectable meal with your one and only. Your chef will guide you in cooking up delicious foods corresponding with the theme of the night! Summer in France, Indian Dates, and Tapas are just few of the many exotic Couples Nights that await! At the end of the class, you’ll have long-lasting memories and delicious recipes to take home with you. And of course you’ll get to enjoy the mouthwatering meal you prepared out of love!
    Couples Cooking Night

    395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica

    • Change up your date night routine with this romantic 3-hour cooking class
    • Take away delicious recipes to try at home
    • Work up an appetite by the end of the class and savor the fruits of your labor
    • Make one-of-a-kind memories with your one and only
    BOOK NOW ← Back
  • Book Now

    Cooking Fabulous Fish & Seafood

    Tired watching cooking shows? Sick of dreaming of delicious meals and then ordering chinese food? Stop torturing yourself and learn how to cook with the famed Chef Elizabeth Whitt. Dive into a deep sea adventure with your expert instructor as she shows you how to prepare four succulent seafood-based dishes. You will learn how to make a tuscan style oven-roasted white fish, seared scallops with mushrooms and balsamic glaze, pureed sweet potatoes, and Salmon Salad Niçoise. You don’t always have to go to the coast to get a great seafood dinner -- cook it yourself at home! Stop dreaming about food you want and start eating it!
    Cooking Fabulous Fish & Seafood

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Learn to cook alongside Le Cordon Bleu’s Chef Elizabeth Whitt
    • Dive into the essentials of how to make perfect restaurant-style fish at home by using expert methods, tools, and ingredients
    • Pick up 4 recipes that are as subtle and provocative as the sea itself
    • Find your inner foodie and indulge in an educational day of cooking
    BOOK NOW ← Back
  • Book Now

    Favorite Fish Recipes

    Looking to dish on fish with some foodies? Then don’t let this opportunity swim away! You’ll be covering all things fish, so this a great chance for cooks of all levels to expand their kitchen repertoire, demystify the art of cooking fish, and learn some tasty and healthy new recipes! In this class you’ll be introduced to such fundamentals as shopping for fish, safe storage, and proper handling. Later on you'll also cover butchery, butter poaching, stovetop smoking, steaming, frying, and more! On the menu are Sesame-Crusted White Fish Filets with Lemon Cilantro Sauce; Indian Pastry-Wrapped Tilapia Fillets with Herbs and Cooked Tomato, Turmeric, Clove, Ginger, and Cardamom Chutney; Rosemary, Dill, and Thyme-Smoked Salmon Filets with Spicy Garlic Aioli; Sauteed Teriyaki-Style Fish Fillets with Homemade Teriyaki-Sake Glaze; and Panko-Crusted Cod Fillets with Lemon Zest, Oregano, Red Pepper Flakes, Old Bay Seasoning, and Chili Powder. And of course when the cooking is done, the gorging will commence! If you think this class is too good to be true, we don’t blame you. It definitely seems a little fishy.
    Favorite Fish Recipes

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Demystify the art of cooking fish during this culinary workshop
    • Make a variety of tasty fish dishes using gourmet ingredients
    • Learn to shop for, safely handle, store, and prepare fish
    • Enjoy scarfing down your creations in class and socializing with other foodies
    BOOK NOW ← Back
  • Book Now

    Couples Date Night - Cooking Dinner 2

    "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." ― Virginia Woolf We agree. During this couple's romantic cooking class, you’ll receive guided instruction in the kitchen and share a delicious meal with a group of couples -- prepared by YOU! Bring a nice bottle of wine to enjoy at the end of class to make this a truly romantic night out -- and a great alternative to the predictable dinner and a movie. You’ll make tasty dishes like: Grilled Rib Eye Steak with Red Wine Sauce and Kalamata Olive Tapenade, Sautéed Swiss Chard with Champagne Vinegar, Sautéed Chicken Breast with Lemon Caper Sauce, Roasted Garlic Shallot Mashed Potatoes with Thyme, and Individual Molten Chocolate Cake with Crème Anglaise! Lickin’ your chops yet?
    Couples Date Night - Cooking Dinner 2

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Spend a romantic evening out during a couples cooking class
    • Make dishes such as rib eye steak, sauteed chicken breasts, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and more!
    • Bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your food at the end of class
    • Celebrate a special occasion or anniversary in a memorable way
    BOOK NOW ← Back
  • Book Now

    Cooking: Spectacular Sauces

    Ever heard that hunger is the best sauce? Well it won’t be after this class! Come to Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom for a sauce making class! You’ll join your teacher on a mouth-watering exploration that taps into your creativity. It’s the perfect class to take if you want to spice up your entrees, side dishes and appetizers. You’ll make tasty sauces like: Sauce Béchamel, Sauce Veloute, Sauce Hollandaise, Basil Pesto Sauce, Green Olive and Caper Tapenade, Moutabel Sauce (Roasted Eggplant and Garlic Sauce), Mediterranean Tamarind-Almond Sauce, and Indian-Style Tomato-Onion Sauce. The verdict is in. This class is gonna be awesomesauce.
    Cooking: Spectacular Sauces

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Learn the fundamentals of sauce making in a fun and engaging class
    • Explore your creativity and different taste combinations
    • Make sauces such as basil pesto, green olive tapenade, moutabel, and more!
    • Add a great new aspect to your kitchen skill-set to impress your guests
    BOOK NOW ← Back

Page 1 of 6

Kind words from our customers